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varroa mite

noun var·roa mite \ˈva-rə-wə-\

Definition of VARROA MITE

:  any of a genus (Varroa) of parasitic Asian mites that suck the hemolymph of honeybees and their larvae; especially :  one (V. destructor) of worldwide distribution that is a serious pest of the European honeybee

Origin of VARROA MITE

New Latin Varroa, from Marcus Terentius Varro
First Known Use: 1983

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